Saturday, April 14, 2018

Belgium: Mulls banning Islamic political party

(Brussels)  Concerns about the Islam party, a relativity new Islamic political party which burst onto the  scene in the 2012 elections winning 2 seats has the Belgique political elites mulling over whether to ban them from the forthcoming elections after Redouane Ahrouch, the treasurer of the Islam party, advocated a separation between men and women on public transport. the reversal of the hijab ban and schools to offer Halal food for all.

 Redouane Ahrouch, 
However those statements are only the tip of the iceberg , speaking to the media Ahrouch  stated
 "Our goal is a one hundred percent Islamic state."
Naturally this hasn't gone gone well inside the non Islamic population in the country, State Secretary for Asylum and Migration Theo Francken (N-VA) reacted very loudly to the interview. 
"Women do not have rights in their sharia world. And it starts with separate public transport. I am disgusted by this ISLAM party, this is spitting on Europe."
Two parties of Belgium's coalition government – the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) and Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats (VLD) – have expressed their intention to work out constitutional amendments to introduce a ban on the registration of such political organizations, as the Islam Party, whose ideas and ideology  qualify as extremist. Whilst the current goals of the Islam party are set for this Octs local elections , politicians have stressed the need to have the amendments implemented before the 2019 general election where the Islam party is looking to field 28 candidates in primarily Islamic areas of the country.